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over america's economic troubles had no one to blame by themselves. here's what he told the "wall street journal." >> don't blame wall street. don't blame the big banks. if you don't have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself. >> cain fired another protest on cbs's face the nation. >> my parents never said we hope the rich people lose something so we can get something. my dad's idea was, i want to work hard enough so i can buy a cadillac, not take somebody else's. >> now cain is tweaking his message saying protesters should be blaming someone, the white house. here's what he said last night during the bloomberg, "washington post" gop debate. >> that response was directed at the people that are protesting on wall street. not the 14 million people out of work for no reason other than the employment is not growing. it should be against the failed
policies of the administration, not wall street is why they should be protesting. >> herman cain is not the only presidential hopeful changing his message. so is the former massachusetts governor mitt romney. last week in florida romney said this about the occupy wall street movement." i think it is dangerous, this class warfare." . on monday he sounded different when meeting with voters in new hampshire. >> i don't worry about the top 1%. i don't sit up at nights do we need to help them. i'm not worried about that. they are doing fine by themselves. i work on the 99% in america. i want america to be the best place in the world to be middle class. i want to have a strong, vibrant and prosperous middle class. i look at what is happening on wall street and my own view is, boy, i understand how those people feel. >> got that, romney says he now understands how the protesters feel. no more talk of class warfare and even used a key phrase of the occupy wall street movement. they refer to themselves as the
99%. now a key republican on captiol hill, eric cantor. here's what he said about the wall street protesters last week at the values voters summit. >> i, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying wall street and the other cities across the country. >>. >> and yesterday in his weekly briefing with the media cantor changed the message, gone was the reference to so-called mobs. instead he told reporters people are upset and they are justifiably frustrated they are out of work. the economy is not moving. their sense of security for the future is not clear at all. people are afraid and i get it. when we have elected leaders stirring the pot, if you will, that's not good. elected officials stirring the pot, that's not good. does that apply to himself and others? i talked about it with erick erickson who's editor in chief of red state.com and a the
author of the price of civilization. >> eric we are seeing a softening from some con seventives, to that point, let me see if you want to redo here. you have called them wine rowe whiners, hippies, hipsters, senior citizens who never grow up and college trust funders. to you stand by all of that. >> absolutely. >> absolutely. in a word. so why if you stand by it absolutely why are some leading republicans you see it in the presidential candidate and the congressional leadership softening the rhetoric and some cases more supportive? >> because you know part of it has to do with mitt romney. mitt romney is the wall street guy. there are some guys, the ron paul supporters and others who are out there with the guys on wall street and so they are trying to pit themselves against mitt romney and saying he can't tap in though populous movement
going on out there right now f. mitt romney weren't in the race you probably wouldn't see them backing off of it. >> no second thoughts? . they are citizens demonstrating their rights, no? >> yeah, they are demonstrating their rights but what are they demonstrating? there's not a lot of coherence. what is 0 coherent is greed and they are envious of the 1% and those people are bad an we should take from them and give to others this is 1960s communism in this generation's college kids. >> you support the demonstrators the rhetoric from the conservative side has been cooling a bit. you still hear criticism. what are they up to? it is divisive, hurting the economy, misguided. how do you respond? >> i think when they say we are the 99%, they are speaking for a great many americans who feel the system is unfair and that the system has been rigged. when they look at what's happening on wall street, they
see companies that have paid bonuses of tens of billions of dollars to senior management and drove the economy, both the u.s. and the world economy absolutely in to the ditch and then they saw the bonuses that paid after wards with u.s. taxpayer bailout money and then they saw the firms pay huge fines for their financial misdeeds, our marquee firms, goltds man sax, merrill lynch, jpmorgan. and they are saying what kind of system is this where these firms break the rules, require massive taxpayer bailouts and yet they pay themselves gargantuan, virtually unbelievable, unimaginable sums for compensation. that's not america. i think they are finding a resonance across the country. >> might this be a double standard applied from the right since most of them are liberals.
you wrote about these protesters. maybe instead of playing class warfare you should grow up and get a job. i was having a conversation with you not that long ago and you were telling people stop criticizing, don't dismiss the tea party members and don't paint them with a broad brush. are you guilty of the same thing here? >> maybe so. they did it to the tea party movement. fair game i would say. at the same time tea party movement was largely about getting people out of their lives and these people seem to be having more government in our live and punishing people that are unjust. there is a lot of talk about greed out there in the occupy wall street movement. they want to trade one form of greed for another. >> erick, how can you use these terms after trillions of dollars of cash going from the fed to
these wall street firms at zero interest rates, the t. a r.p., bailouts and you call in the free market. what are you talking about actually? >> jeffrey, i'll tell you, i think largely it is because the policies that folks are out there occupying wall street have advocated in the past more government intervention than thaen caused these things. the government should have never gone in as far as they did. they should have never pushed a lot of jobs overseas. the government should not have gone with a lot of regulations. >> listen to what they are saying. they are saying the system is rigged. this has been gamed. that these banks were bailed out by both political parties. >> i opposed the bailouts as well. we should have let the banks fail and let new banks spring up from them. >> what they are saying is this is a rigged system that has helped the people at the top, not the rest of society. >> all right. je gentlemen, we will end this
here. the debate will continue. i'm going to call it a truce right here. thank you for coming in tonight. some of the rhetoric is cooling but not all of it. thank you. so let us know what you think. we're on facebook or follow me on twitter plus this man accused of plotting to kill saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states. iran is rejecting any ties to the scheme. but iran is accused of another plot on u.s. soil, targeting a u.s. citizen. details ahead. but first check in with isis. damaging testimony against conrad murray. the medical expert for the california medical board lays out what he says are six examples of gross negligence by murray. that and more when "360" continues. daily dose. citracal slow release... continuously releases calcium plus d
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republican voters surveyed. the poll isn't all bad news for romney, though. nbc and the "wall street journal" found romney remains the strongest candidate in a head-to-head matchup with president obama. tonight the presidential election campaign is taking notice trying to slow romney's momentum. the days of romney praising the massachusetts governor for health care reform are likely over. the tone is changing. today the obama campaign fired back at romney for this campaign he made during the debate. >> the right course for america is not to keep spending money on stimulus bills but make permanent changes to the tax code. as the president's bill does, if you give a temporary change to the payroll tax and it extend it for a year or two. employers don't hire people for a year or two. >> he says that romney changes his message on taxes. they are labelling hail political flip flopper.
david axelrod went on the attack. >> it is a pattern time and time and time again and you heard it again last night. it's consistent with a guy who ran for for the governorship of massachusetts and ran for the senate in massachusetts as a pro-choice moderate who supported civil unions, and who supported environmental protections and so on. to the guy you see today who's hard after that tea party vote and has turned all of his positions over. >> david axelrod didn't stop there. listen to this. >> the question of trust is important. and particularly for the middle class at a time when people are struggling and have been for
some time. they want to know that where the president was yesterday is where he'll be today is where he will be tomorrow and that the commitments that he makes are ones that they can count on. it's hardly the case when you with ear all over the lot as governor romney was last night, has been throughout this campaign. has, in fact, been throughout his career. >> safe to say team obama on the offensive. joining me is ari fleisher. and bill burton, democratic strategist who has plenty of time working the white house press room. he is president obama's former deputy press secretary. how much does it surprise you. is herman cain really taking off to the top of the pack? should romney be concerned? >> i think it shows how fluid and open the race is. i have been saying no one has a firm foundation under them and i think that what the poll is showing. my advice is read political
polls the way you look at the stock market. dock look at it every day, once a month because it is way too volatile and open on the republican side. but good for herman cain. he's really caught on. >> good for herman cain. he has caught on. bill makes an important part, number one it is early and number two these are national polls. we will get to new hampshire 80 days from now when the obama campaign looks at this, from the democratic perspective, do you like the volatility? do you think it helps you? >> what is interesting is the lack of volatility there's been for mitt romney. like chris christie and mitch daniels and other candidates have risen an gone up like rick perry. one consistent is the republican concern for mitt romney and him being the nominee. perry's rise and fall has been sharp but none of the support went to romney. you have to think there must be something about romney that republican voters are concerned
about. he's been running for president for five years. his money is behind where he was last time around and in key states like iowa and nevada he is behind where he was four years ago in the campaign. >> bill burton says there must be something for romney people to about. there must be something for the obama people to worry about because the senior campaign adviser going negative on romney today. what do you make of the strategy, a conference call solely dedicated to trying to rip apart romney. >> i was part of an election and traditionally presidents don't go after all of the opponents in an upcoming primary. they want to save their fire when there is a known nominee and they are busy leading and governing. they went after huntsman, perry, romney. it seems they want to play a nand the primary and i suspect the reason is he doesn't have a strong enough record to run on
given unemployment and the deficit, the economic troubles of our country. when you are a president and you can't run on what you have done, you attack anybody you can find. i think they are trying to undermine whoever the eventual nominee will be. >> bill, could you contradict your own point. you say romney seems to have this ceiling and you say republicans are looking around and can't get any higher. but aren't you possibly helping romney? conservatives say the obama people are after me they must feel romney is the strongest guy. >> two things here. for starters it's hard for democrats to have too big of an impact on the republican primary. thet voters aren't looking to president obama and david axelrod and democrats to get a sense of who to support. and mitt romney may well end up the republican nominee but it is not because he's the greatest choice but they have exhausted their options. the second point is the phenomenal point that ari fleisher had to say about
presidents who don't have a good record to run on attack opponents. i actually recall, right about this time in 2003, when president bush was running for re-election they telegraphed a strategy in which they would go after the democratic nominee. i remember karen hughs and other bush surrogates going after the democratic candidates whenever they opened their mouths on things to do with iraq or the war against terrorists all over the world. so, you know, let's consider history here before we start to say that we are breaking new ground. >> you are making a point that what goes around comes around. some of it is cyclical. the polls show consistently, it's early but romney has the best head to head numbers against obama. will that help him with republicans who are thinking we want to beat this guy or will that matter. >> there are two factors. do they like the person that is running to be the nominee and do they ied logically agre with
that person but nomability -- i think it will be filters in to the judgment the voter makes. bill's right about the timing of that. everybody does make an issue who their opponent is. that's the way politics works in the country and there's nothing wrong with that but it is just the timing. i don't remember the bush people doing that in 2003. they waited in to 2004 when there was a known nominee. barack obama is entitled to the strategy. everybody can change how politics works. it's just a surprise to me, looks like they are going after as many as they can. one final point, if i was president obama i would be careful going after romney for flip-flops because he did change his position on abortion and gay rights but barack obama has more of those, he voted against raising the debt limit and ran against extending the bush tax cuts and he extended the bush tax cuts. indicated george bush violated
the constitution and he is keeping up with indefinite retention, wiretap, keeping guantanamo open. it is not an area i would go after if i were president obama, only opens himself up to similar attacks. >> i think he is auditioning for the number two spot on the republican ticket. >> he's got my vote. >> we will have you back. thank you for tonight. you can see all of the candidates tuesday night when anderson hosts the western republican national debate live from las vegas. that is 8 p.m. eastern here on cnn. iran leaders deny any involvement in the bizarre attack to as in a sate saudi arabia ambassador. the stunning twist in the murder trial in connecticut. the accused killer is now blaming the victims for his crimes. the family's reaction when "360" continues. and i know a thing or two about fast. i purchased 3 homes with quicken loans. i wouldn't use anyone else. there were no hidden fees and no surprises.
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triple murder trial that began with a home invasion four years ago, he is facing three counts of murder in the deaths of jennifer petit and her two daughters. william petit was badly beaten but escaped to a neighbor's house to call for help. joshua komisarjevsky was the second to be tried. steven hayes was sentenced to death last year. his lawyer adopted a blame the victim defense suggesting if
dr. petiten hadn't fled or if his wife hadn't screamed no one would have died. here's how they responded outside of the courtroom. >> i guess we were honestly a little perturbed with closing with their defense's use of dr. petit getting out of the basement precipitated things, as if there had been no plan in place for two or three hours, or longer prior that to that. that perhaps if haley petit had done something different that things would have turned out, the what if scenarios were nauseating. >> at first i thought my ears were deceiving me when they said my brother's actions precipitated the events and later he repeated it in thiz e his closing argument saying they not only precipitated but caused it and they went on to say haley had she climbed out of her window the events wouldn't have
taken place. i think it is really stretching and grasping and delusional frankly. >> that is a bizarre defense strategy. blame dr. petit and his family. >> it actually is. a lot of people in the courtroom were stunned. here you have joshua komisarjevsky and his accomplish, both of these men, two convicted felons out on parole. they hold this family hostage for more than seven hours, torturing them, sexually molesting an 11-year-old enturn it around and say, gee, if only dr. the petit who we tied up and put in the basement and beat in his head only if he had not broken free to try to get help we wouldn't have had to light the house on fire or gee if haley had actually gotten loose from being tied to the bed and had she escaped out the window, then gee, maybe she could have helped the family. really the defense wants it both ways. their one goal is to save this
man's life. but doing it this way, by being so cruel to the family that was picked at random. one of these guys actually spotting the wife and daughter in the parking lot buying groceries, coming from buying groceries and followed her home. it's really a little bit -- i think the word that you hear a lot is perverse, john. >> perverse, cruel, bizarre. was it expected or come out of the blue? >> you know, the defense has one goal and one goal only and that is to try to save joshua komisarjevsky's life. the accomplice is already on death row and what they are trying to do now is they are trying to convince the jury that this was simply a home invasion and it went terribly wrong. that as the hours began ticking down, as they were waiting to go to the bank to have this mom withdrawal $15,000 that somehow there was tension. they started to get on each other's nerves. look you have a 90-minute taped
confession in which joshua komisarjevsky lays out the plan, how it happened, how he describes really this sexual fixuation of an 11-year-old. what he was doing. and he blames his accomplish steven hayes. he says he's the one that went to buy the gas to light the house on fire. he's the one that said we have to kill the family to get rid of evidence. so it's the defense has to try to save his life and they have not a lot to work with. john? >> bizarre, bizarre, bizarre. fascinating case. thank you. we will stay on top of that. now the 360 news and business bulletin. southern california slum became the scene of a deadly shooting spree today. eight people are dead. one is in critical condition after gunman opened fire near los angeles. police say they have a suspect in custody. a surprise guilty plea from the so-called underwear bomber. he admitted to trying to blow up a northwest airlines flight on
christmas day in 2009 with an explosive device hidden in his underwear. a man suspected of hacking in to computers and electronic devices of scar let johansson, meal la kuhn itch is under arrest. authorities say that christopher chaney accessed the accounts of 50 people, most of them in the entertainment industry warren buffett is baring all in his battle to get congress to raise taxes on the rich. he revealed his gross income last we're year was nearly $63 million while his taxable income was just under 40 million. what's more, he was taxed at a rate of only 17.4%. that's because much of his income is from investments and he earns massive deductions for his charitable donations. no matter how you slice it and dice it, that's a lot of cash. >> you scared me with a bare it all. i'm glad it was about the money. >> okay.
no need to shield your eyes. >> isha, thank you. still ahead, new details about the foiled terror plot reportedly backed by the iranian government. and a difficult day in court for dr. conrad murray. we will tell you what one expert said about the quality of his care for michael jackson. that's when we come back. just one phillips' colon health probiotic cap a day
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iran lashed out today claiming allegations of a scheme to kill the saudi arabian ambassador is an attempt to shift attention from its economic problems by making up a plot they called amateurish and complicated it's true the twists and turns of the case involving this man, manssor arbabsiar, his accomplice, shack hack and a mexican drug cartel read like a hollywood script. that's how the fbi director described it last night. this is isn't the first time iran has been accused in a bizarre assassination plot. last year the american embassy in london warned them to be looking out for a paid assassin. the man claimed to be an agent of the iranian government, the iranian agent, if that is who he was, was soon arrested in the united states trying to kill an american citizen. here's drew griffin with a
special cnn investigation. >> reporter: it's the type of california town you dream of, sunny skies, green mountains, palm tree-lined streets. glenndora, california is not the type of town you would expect paid assassins, plotting international killings ordered by a totalitarian regime. but according to this diplomatic cable, published by wikileaks, that's exactly what happened here. a conclusion supported by glennor ra's police department. would be killers, a master mind and hired hitman holed up for four days in a low budget motel, plotting, stalking and on the verge of carrying out their elaborate plot. it was july 28th, 2009, the morning the murder was to take place, but the hitman got cold feet and instead pulled in to this gas station, picked up his cell phone and dialed 911 and an
international assassination plot unravelled. >> this person went on to tell us that for the past four days they, together, had been scheming how to as insassinate kill a glenn dora resident. >> to say it is a shock to him is an under statement. the hitman offered proof, too. details of a cheap van purchased at a car dealer to be used accidentally to run down and kill the target. a payoff to his mother oversea and a wad of 100 dollar bills us is peshsly wrapped. >> they were crisp, new 100 dollar bills and there was a stack of them. they are sequentially numbered and around it they had a bank wrapping around it and the writing was ins for acy. >> the money had come from an iranian bank and soon lot staub was arresting the mastermind.
he was unemployed house painter from michigan and the plot was rapidly thickening. >> our informant was iranian. the person, the suspect, the master mind of this assassination attempt, if you will, was also iranian and those two wanted to kill the glendora resident who was not only iranian but he hosted an internet talk show in glendale and happened to live in glenndora. and that led police to the next shock, the victim and what the wikileaks cable suggests was the motive. this was an iranian government plot on american soil to assassinate you? >> exactly. >> scary? [ laughter ] >> you are laughing. that seems pretty serious. >> yeah. >> he is an iranian american who opposes the current iranian government.
>> let's be clear, your mission, your purpose is to overthrow the regime. >> that's clear, yeah. >> reporter: he is the radio voice of an iran dissident group. the group says it is behind a grassroots movement in iran that led to massive anti-government protests. the iranian government he says is a terrorist organization. >> any doubt in your mind that the iranian regime was behind this assassination plot? >> no doubt. >> and that is supported in this, this leaked diplomatic cable written from the u.s. ambassador in london to the state department in washington. the cable says the alleged mastermind admitted his surveillance of shermoud and he plotted to kill a voice of america commentator in london. >> the overall plot was to kill you, get you out of the way and hyde hijack your radio, your television, your movement. >> that's correct.
>> after looking at all of the information, it sure adds up the person we arrested back on jewell july 28th, 2009, was a true bad guy. >> i am joined from atlanta by drew griffin. the details may be different but the plot sounds familiar to what we heard yesterday in the government allegations about the saudi incident. >> exactly. you hire a hitman, pay in cash, in this case money that may have come from an iranian bank. make sure there are enough layers so that iran could deny involvement. seems very similar. >> this iranian who masterminded this plot pleaded guilty, still in prison? >> that's where it is interesting, curious. reza served eight months in california prison, placed on five months probation. after he got out for an inapplicable reason he was allowed to visit his ailing father in iran on the promise
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to get yours, go to ssagesmalibubook.com. not an easy day in court for dr. conrad murray. the physician sat silent as a cardiologist like conrad murray blasted the quality of care murray gave jackson in the final hours and minutes of his life. the prosecution witness listed six examples of deviations from standard medical care he believes had tragic results. >> because if these deviations were not to have happened, mr. jackson would have been alive. >> the prosecution now down to its final witnesses and today they came out swinging. here's ted rowlands. >> reporter: in a damaging day of testimony against dr. conrad murray an expert for the california medical board concluded that murray's actions directly caused the death of
michael jackson. dr. alon steinberg, a card oolgsologist hired by the prosecution called the behavior bizarre and listed multiple examples of his extreme deviations from standard medical care. >> in your opinion, is the use of propofol as part of a doctor's medical practice to treat insomnia gross negligence? >> yes. >> it's indicated for procedures in patient comfort, not for sleep. >> according to steinberg, not only did murray administer a dangerous drug to jackson, he did it without the proper equipment. >> first you need a pulse oximeter with an alarm. dr. murray's machine did not have an alarm. the next thing you need is an ekg monitor he did not have an ekg monitor. and the other thing you need is a bag mask or ambu bag he had a
ambu bag but did not use it. >> another is a failure to call for help immediately. >> it's basic knowledge in america. you don't have to be a health care professional when someone is down you need to call 911 for help. dr. murray should have known that. instead of that huge 20-minute delay, count 20 something minute delay he could have gotten help he needed within four minutes. >> murray told police he was busy trying to retate jackson which is why he didn't call 911 right away. but steinberg said he didn't follow proper procedures in trying to revive the singer. >> his cp r was poor quality. he should have put mr. jackson on the floor and done cpr on the floor with two hands. >> reporter: previously the jury heard a two-hour recording of a police interview with murray. on the tape, murray described monitoring jackson after giving him propofol until he felt
comfortable enough to leave the room where he said he was only gone for two minutes. >> when you monitor a patient, you never leave their side. especially after giving propofol. it's like leaving a baby that's sleeping on your kitchen counter top. >> reporter: the defense says they will drop their theory that jackson had swallowed extra propofol without murray's knowledge. instead they will argue that jackson administered the fatal dose himself through a virp e syringe. a sleep expert testified and said murray's use of propofol to treat insomnia was unusual and dangerous. the prosecution is wrapping up their case. they are expected to get to their final witness at some point tomorrow. ted roland rowlands, cnn, los angeles. mark geragos, damaging testimony there. six examples of gross
negligence. how does the defense counter that? >> well, this is -- i said early on before the trial even started this was the elephant in the room. how do you get over the question of is it such a gross deviation from the standard of care to give propofol in a house setting, so to speak. that's what they had to get through and that's what they had to fight with. the defense is going to argue that even if he deviated from the standard of care, that did not cause michael jackson's death. and they are going to rely on a jury instruction that says if something else intervened, if there was some other cause that was unforeseen, then therefore he's not guilty. they will argue the other drugs he had been shopping, that michael was shopping around for, that michael was ingesting is what caused that lethal combination and caused the death. that's one of the reasons that you saw the defense today fine tune some would say, others would say scrap their theory on whether he ingested it or not.
>> in scrapping that or fine tuning it, you choose your words, they are saying now they are not going to say he orally ingested it but go with the syringe. how damaging is it this late in the trial to say never mind we will go with this approach. >> it lp depend on the closing argument. i assume the defense will say this sant licensing hearing or an administrating proceeding to revoke his license. that's a different standard. here you have to focus on the jury instructions. the instructions is did he cause, was ate natural, probable consequence. you will see the jury focus like a laser on whether this was the natural and probable consequence, what dr. murray did and did that reasonably cause michael jackson's death. if the answer to that is yes, then he's going to be found guilty. if the answer is something else intervened, something else broke that chain of causuation as they like to say in the law, then the
answer is not guilty. >> the cardiologist we heard from, the expert, he said a jury should find dr. murray guilty even if they accept the idea that michael jackson delivered the fatal dose saying the doctor was reckless in leaving drugs that close to the patient. does he have a point. >> the doctor makes a compelling point. it is akin to leaving the baby on the table and walking away. you never know what will happen. in the sense that not that michael was a baby but once you put somebody under you are in a very risky situation. the doctor assumes all responsibility for that. he's not only so to speak the surgeon but also the anesthesiologist and the cardiologist all rolled in to one and it is like everybody left you in the operating room. that to me will be the prosecution's argument at the end is we don't care if you say that he just deviated from the standard of care, once, twice,
three times, six separate times he deviated from the standard of care and that caused the death. this was a subtle, at the same time in your face attack on dr. murray today by this expert. not only did he outline all of the various ways, but he also painted a portrait of why the failure to abide by the standard of care could have caused the death. you have noticed the prosecution is really started to focus in on the causation because a lot of other evidence didn't address that. >> thank you for your insights. up next, a frantic 911 call from inside of a corn maze. the couple was trapped inside with a three week old baby say it was a might mary. and anderson's conversation with the brave students about the bullying they face at school. >> it makes me feel live lonely like there is no one out there like me that's getting bullied. they call me faggot, gay boy, gay and it is frustrate and sad at the same time.
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back with an in depth look at an epidemic we have been reporting on for a year now. in minnesota's largest school district, seven students have taken their own lives in two years. they are facing a federal investigation and two lawsuits. the allegation, pervasive anti--gay harassment. the students suing say the
district's policy barring teachers from talking about sexuality jeopardizes their safety in school. the school district declined to speak to 360 citing the ongoing litigation but defended the policy to cnn back in april. >> all the students come with parents in this community and parents have a wide range of believes. we serve them all. >> that's the superintendent of the school district. now our view from the front line. four students are fighting back. anderson spoke to them recently. >> do you get called names when you go through the halls. >> yeah. >> what sort of names. >> faggot, dike, dumb ass, ugly ass bitch. >> they say it to your facer. >> or when you are walking by under your breath. >> what is that like? >> horrifying.
>> you? >> it makes me feel lonely like there's no one out there like me that's getting bullied. they call me faggot, gay boy, gay. >> at one point, i understand you could name 40 kids bullying you. that's incredible. 40 kids. >> 40. >> you feel like they just think you are a piece of garbage they can just throw away. and it makes you feel powerless, weak and defenseless. and when you tell a teacher, they won't stop it. >> just stunning. to the see more of the interview go to 360.com. it is part of our special study. be sure to join anderson for an encore presentation of his town hall, bullying, it stops here on october 14th at 8:00 and 10:00
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